*Short term cessation of blood tests*
With apologies we wish to advise that due to a national shortage of blood specimen products we have been advised by NHS England to cease providing blood tests until 17th September. Certain tests which are considered urgent will be provided, however routine tests will either be cancelled and rebooked or arranged after September 17th.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and will advise further once we are updated by NHS England
*Annual Flu Vaccinations*
You may be aware from national news that there is a delay in the delivery of flu vaccinations. Our provider - Sequris UK, have informed us of at least a two week delay. With regret we will need to postpone our original planned clinics and will update once we are aware of the revised delivery schedules. Any booked appointments will be cancelled and rearranged.
Data Sharing and Opt Out
For the latest information regarding data sharing and opting out please see link below.
GP Data - Type 1 Opt Out form
Important Information - Covid 19 Vaccination
Patient information leaflets - follow link
Covid 19 update September 2021
***Patient Safety Notice***
If any patient has recently had a Covid 19 test and has a booked appointment but are awaiting the test result you must inform the practice and DO NOT ATTEND the surgery until your test result is confirmed. This is required to protect the practice staff and patients.
Patients are reminded that there is still a requirement to wear a face covering (unless medically exempt) and socially distance within the practice and any other healthcare setting.
Patients should only attend the surgery if you have a booked appointment.
Covid 19 Booster
The practice will advise when the booster campaign will commence. We are awaiting further information from NHS England.
Annual Flu Campaign (Over 65's)
We are now taking bookings for the 2021/22 annual Flu campaign initially for the patients in the 0ver 65 group. Please call the surgery to book at appointment. The first available clinic will be Monday October 4th.
We will advise when we will be vaccinating the under 65's - which is likely to be around November - due to delivery delays.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
For prescriptions please request by telephoning the practice or online by visiting woodlandmedicalpractice.org.uk
Please note that until further notice the practice will be triaging all calls. No face to face GP appointments will be made by the receptionist, you will be given a telephone call back from the GP who will determine whether there is a need to be seen in surgery.
We are encouraging all patients to nominate a pharmacy whereby we can send your prescriptions electronically and you would be able to pick up directly from that pharmacy.
If you need urgent dental treatment please follow link below to see how you can access dental care during the coronavirus lockdown.
Access to NHS Dentist during coronavirus lockdown
Over the counter medication advice
Following guidance from NHS England and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) your GP may not prescribe medications which are routinely available from the pharmacy or supermarket. Please see patient information leaflet by following the link below.
Closed for Training
The practice has no training days planned at the moment due to ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Please follow the link on the "further information" page to see the latest guidelines around data protection and what it means to you.
If you no longer wish to receive sms or text messages to your mobile about appointments, your healthcare or practice news please contact the practice to advise you wish to OPT OUT of receiving such communications.
The practice currently offers patients the facility to book appointments, order prescriptions and view some of your medical record online. If you would like to take up this service please speak to a receptionist.
The transfer of relevant information to patients Summary Care Record (SCR)
The transfer of patient’s records electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (when moving to or from other participating practices)
Transfer a patient’s record electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)
SMS - Text Messaging - CONSENT
The practice will soon be sending text messages to all patients with mobile phone numbers on their record. This will enable information to be shared and appointments reminders to be sent. We can also use messages for health promotion information.
If you do not wish to receive messages from the practice please advise of your dissent on 01522 305727. We will then ensure that you do not receive any messages from the practice.
Following recent guidance we would like to advise parents that we will need written permission for anyone, other than the person with legal responsibility for the child, to bring that child for treatment to the surgery. This applies to grandparents, child minders etc. Forms are available in reception or on the website parental consent form – please let us know if you are happy for others to act in loco parentis on these occasions by completing a signed agreement which will be kept with your child’s records.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Patients should be advised that from 1st October 2018 the practice will no longer issue prescription requests which are hand written from Outpatients clinics. The reason being that it is considered that :-
Hand Written prescriptions are not safe, they are often not legible and do not always contain enough information about why the medication is needed.
It is also part of the Hospitals obligations to provide GPs with a typed letter within seven days of any clinic appointment following which we would aim to prescribe requested medication within five days of receiving these letters.
There are three dedicated disabled parking space at the side of the practice. Directly opposite this space there is easy access to the building. Should any patient have difficulty entering our main doors a member of staff is readily available to assist and can be contacted via our intercom facility. Within the building there is easy access and suitable toilet facilities. Patients who are hard of hearing or require additional help should inform our reception staff.
A free text message service is available to advise patients of appointment bookings and reminders. If you would like to use this service, please complete the form below and bring to the reception.
(Site updated 04/09/2021)